CEN/WS - Procedure for evaluating if the use of a Volatile Fatty Acid Platform technology for a given type of biowaste at a given location is economically and ecologically reasonable (EvaVOLATILE) 

This Workshop intends to develop a simple evaluation methodology that allows biogas plant operators to assess whether the changeover of a given biogas plant to a coupled energetic and material use is ecologically and economically reasonable under certain conditions. The evaluation should for example, take into account the plant location and the starting materials used in order to enable statements regarding possible value chains at the considered site. Furthermore, the process developed here is intended to provide information on potential value chains that are available in this respect. To this end, the knowledge and experience of various stakeholders, the results of previous research as well as existing and new technological developments will be taken into account and a consensus approach will be developed and validated.

The proposer of the Workshop is the VOLATILE - Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks consortium. This is a project funded by the European Commission under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).

The kick-off meeting will be held on 6 September 2018, at the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organizations, Rue du TrĂ´ne 98, in Brussels, Belgium.

The agenda of this kick-off meeting is available from this website.

All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to the Workshop Secretary Dr. Christian Grunewald and Dr. Lydia Vogt.

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